I'm at work in Cambridge (no, the entire metro area does not get Marathon Monday off) and at 3:07 and 3:08pm, 2 of my friends Tweeted -- "Oh shit. Boston twitterverse, please be okay DDDD:" and "FUCK FUCK FUCK. Boston people please check in? Oh my god." I was confused, and GoogleNews'ing "Boston" just got me Boston Marathon race winners etc. People quickly responded to my confusion, and my Twitter feed started filling up.
I am my mother's marshmallow daughter, but I'm also often a misanthropic sociopath, so I was a little surprised that I felt rocked and sometimes even teary reading some of the stuff.